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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star"

1948-1959

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Trainer
Weight: 15,000 lbs, loaded
Armament: Fighter Version: Six - .50 caliber Machine Guns
Two - 2,000 lb Bombs or Rocket Pods
Engine: General electric J33-A-23 Turbojet
Max. Speed: 525 mph
Range: 1,000 miles
Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft
Crew: 1
Number Built: 5,691

Derived from the Lockheed F-80 series of fighters, the T-33 filled the role of advanced and primary trainer used in instructing USAF pilots for over five decades. The T-33 is one of the world's best-known aircraft, having served with the air forces of more than 20 different nations as a reconnaissance plane, drone director, target towing and even combat aircraft in addition to its training duties.

The T-33 was flown as a trainer by the Louisiana Air National Guard from 1956-59 and from 1979-1985 when the 159th Fighter Wing flew the F-4C Phantom II. The 159th Fighter Wing gained (3) T-33 aircraft which were used as target aircraft fci the F-4C Alert Aircraft.
This aircraft (SN: 8312) is on loan from the United States Air Force Museum. Object ID# 666347
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed

Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" Marker
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Location. 29° 57.613′ N, 90° 0.361′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard near North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDonnell Douglas F4C "Phantom II" (a few steps from this marker); Beech AT-11 "Kansan" (within shouting distance of this marker); N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-15A "Eagle" (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas A-26B Invader "Solid" Nose (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-100D "Super Sabre" (within shouting distance of this marker); M20 Scout Car "Greyhound" (within shouting distance of this marker); M75 Armored Personnel Carrier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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